After a personal ad posted Sept. The resulting probe eventually led to Leo James Zabala Jr. District Court in Santa Ana Monday to federal counts of using interstate commerce to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
The Whittier year-old could spend 10 years in the pen with a conviction. Actually, she was a federal agent posing as a teen. The case is similar to another recently involving a Craigslist personal and a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:.
In the latest sting, a rendezvous was set up for Oct. Zabala showed up with two vibrators, batteries, tangerine-flavored lubricating lotion, and a receipt revealing he had bought the items two hours earlier, according to the indictment. While being interrogated later, he denied placing the Craigslist personal.
The federal government does not always release booking photos of those who have been indicted, but they are with Zabala's in case there are other victims. OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades.
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